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>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go
hot topics by president barack obama during his inaugural address. and more on dr. martin luther king, jr., next. ?o?ooooóññ . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> president barack obama marks the beginning of his second term taking his public oath offs and calling on the nation -- oath offs and calling on -- off fist and calling on the nation to act. the historic event also included a specific call to action on a number of issues facing the country tori campbell is live covering the inauguration and joins us with more on the president's speech and the biggest event that is happening right now. good afternoon tori campbell. >> reporter: good afternoon, you can still see a few people behind me inside and at the mall and at the capital building, it was quite a sight, with hundreds of thousands spilling out through the west front of the grass mall allowed them far away from the steps to witness the inaugural address and he talked about a number of issue that were sure to please his base. >> knowing to do so would fail our children and future generations. our journey is not com
. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, it is dr. martin luther king, jr. day, i am dave clark. >> thank you for joining us, mlk day, inauguration day, tell us what the weather will be like. >> it will be very mild to warm upper 50s and 60s and 68 in morgan hill. here is sal. >>> traffic is going well, there are no major problems getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. also the morning commute looks good coming to the mcarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news, just a few hours from now for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and
, welcome to a brand-new day, january 21st, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. thank you for joining us, i guess steve says, enjoy the nice weather we are having tomorrow looks like another nice day, very nice around the coast and it does look like we will have more in five minutes, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well with the 880 split and it looks good if you are driving to the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital.
is in washington, d.c. today, covering our presidential inauguration. it's monday january, 21st. martin luther king day as well. >>> happening right now in washington, d.c., thousands of people are in washington, d.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at
the festivities on the day that honored martin luther king, jr. for more on today's festivities in washington, log on to www.ktvu.com and click on the inauguration tab. >>> while addressing the nation today president obama promised action on climate change. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now live in foster city with reaction and the reality. john? >> reporter: indeed it is beautiful here tonight at center park but experts tell me do nothing and today's children will inherit a changed world. >> reporter: foster city could be at the bottom of the bay as seas rise from climate change, water, food and civilization disrupted. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing the failure to do so would betray our children. >> reporter: he devoted a minute to climate change. it was more than in the reelection campaign so it was a welcome surprise. >> reporter: he notes climate and energy reform failed three years ago when democrats controlled congress. >> it is hard to imagine this congress really approving aggressive legislation on the climate issue. >> people notice glob
ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a second four year term. reporting from washington, d.c., i'm tori campbell, ktvu news. >>> more details on predictions. aides say the president is taking the challenge of a second term very seriously and that he's still working on his speech. they expect him to strike a balance between calling for unity and admitting that not all issues can be resolved. and while mr. obama will announce his vision for the country he'll likely save details for his state of the union speech to congress. >>> veteran news woman barbara walters was hospitalized last night following a fall at an inaugural ball. walter was at an event when she fell and suffered a hit to the heat. there's no word yet on when she might be released. >>> our coverage continues at 10:30. we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. as some familiar bay area faces prepare to celebr
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today is the national day to honor the life and legacy of martin luther king, jr. ktvu's job r joins us with -- rob roth joins us with the annual train ride. >> reporter: all day long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous pro
. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his supporters had hoped this would be his day. romney had kept a fairly low profile sinc
, it is tuesday january 15th, dr. martin luther king, jr. was born today. >> time now 5:30, i know the dr. martin luther king, jr. birthday was observed monday. >>> it's cold in chuckee but it is 9 below, fairfield is in the 20s and it's cold with an east breeze with a slightly warmer day near the east bay. >>> and traffic is looking good in oakland with no major problems and if you are driving to the bay bridge it is a nice drive. also from out past the carquinez bridge it looks good, now let's go back to the desk. >>> we have news from several fire agencies battling the fire not far from the carquinez bridge in the city of crocket. alex savage is right there and sal legs, you spoke with investigators who say this is suspicious? >> reporter: at this point the chief feels it is suspicious because nobody was living near the building and there is no reason why the fire would start accidentally. most of the fire has been knocked down and it is very dark down there, as you push into the pier the fire department will come in here and try to get to the underside of the pier and take care of the smolde
on monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> elite surfers from all over the world are making their way to the bay area for the mavericks surf contest this sunday. we have team coverage coming for you with noelle walker with the dangers the waves hold for those in and out of the water, noelle. >> reporter: pacifica brought people out to dip their feet in the water not knowing there's a high surf advisory. >> it doesn't look like it no. they probably should advise a little bit more because that looks deceiving. >> reporter: the coast guard is warning people to look out for sneaker waves. several people have died this year being washed out to sea, some of them trying to rescue their dogs caught in the waves. >> neither one of us can swim. >> reporter: a sneaker wave wiped out spectators at the last mavericks competition. this weekend's advisory is from shore to sea. >> you have a wave that's 30, 40 feet the pleasure craft is not going to fare too well in that situation. >> reporter: the men who ride mountains will be in the middle of it. the swell that will fuel mav ricks 30-fo
across the bay area in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr. among them, the annual freedom train and it will leave san francisco at 9:30 a.m. and they will sew the seeds of peace. it will start at the community center and volunteers will plant native plants to restore the line. and the route will continue along san pablo and end at the high school. so plenty of things to do for that. 4:54, oh, my, it is almost 5:00. >> you know it is allowed, pam, it is monday. >> sometimes it's just hard to speak at 4:30 a.m. >>> we will start off with an issue in contra costa county and this is actually alameda county northbound 680 as you come to the san ramon area and it is right there just at the off ramp at costa boulevard so watch out for a traffic accident at the off ramp which is good. >>> 880 southbound, today is a holiday and it will make it easier for some and at the bay bridge toll plaza, it will make it easier for some to get in as well. >> it is tough to look good at 4:30 a.m. pam seems to pull it off though. >>> well it is 34 degrees and partly cloudy skies and low 40s not too bad
. >>> they rallied against guns and pushed dr. martin luther king, jr.'s message of nonviolence. [ music... ] >> they spoke out bringing the -- at a bringing the noise event. >> the guns inside of us we struggle to put down every day, let us raise every voice and speak the world a new world to be. >> reporter: they talked about the mass shooting in newtown  connecticut and they talked about their own bay areas. >>> they had a gun surrender event and was skill back in exchange for the weapons. last week the county collected 827 gun owners and the event had to run out of money. they hope to pay off those vouchers by february 15th. >>> and san mateo is hosting a gun buy back and any one can surrender weapons no questions asked and up to $200 is offered for an a all an assault weapon. >>> it does look good approaching the 880 split and we are looking at some pretty food commutes if you are getting on the road early. and from the east bed, no trouble on the bridge itself. nice start for all the major freeways. >>> some higher clouds are coming in although it will inch its way towards us and
that we're all in this together. the national day of service coincides with martin luther king, jr. day, the federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader. the vice president and his wife got to work at the national guard armory, filling care gifts for deployed troops. biden called the day a family affair. >> i want to thank you for believing as deeply as i do and my family does about the possibilities of making things better in this country. >> reporter: a celebration at the national mall featured celebrity guests eva longoria. chelsea clinton is the honorary chair. >> when he signed the bill he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent questions, what are you doing for others? >> reporter: andy rose, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there are some familiar faces from california in washington, d.c. tonight for the inaugural festivities this weekend. hundreds packed the ballroom in the washington court hotel for the golden state inaugural bash. nancy pelosi says she is not only proud of the president's election. >> woman, minorities, lgbt communie up
attended the african-american church as part of the celebration of martin luther king day. when a president and vice president are sworn it, it is only for a four-year term so they need to be sworn in for another four-years. >> barbara walters was hospitalized after suffering a fall. she suffered a cut on her head. the 83-year-old walters was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are in the capital getting ready for the celebration and we have bill live from the events later on. >>> the first day of the mavericks surf competition started today. thousands of people flooded in to watch. patty lee has more. >> reporter: to get a front row view of this action at maverick, thousands packed in to see the surfers. >> it has worked out good. >> reporter: it is being compared to an outdoor concert. >> they called this way early this year and we should have maybe waited 24-hours. >> reporter: but the notice helped fill restaurants and give law enforcement time to prepare for a crowd of 30,000 people. many that arrived by car. >> we stayed thinking it would be a qu
they will be here in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr. >>> coming up at 5:15 a move pie house republicans that could avoid the debt sealing at least in the bay area. >>> one suspect is in custody alex safe rajai davis says the suspects confronted the officer last night, alex in >> reporter: last checked in speaking with the police, police have not been able to track the men down and they are wanted in connection with the shooting with an undercover police officer and this area does remain locked down at this point and s.w.a.t. team remains unseen. they were focused on a house but a sergeant did say for the most part it is only room scene -- crime scene technicians that are taking photos and it does not appear the search is still active. they are going door to door for the two wanted men and four square blocks are locked town and it happened while three gunmen were seen running off. they were able to take those men into custody. during a confrontation, the officer was shot in the arm and the officer is expected to have a full recovery. >> they are not releasing the name of that officer but
blankets from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. later today, the 14th annual martin luther king stop the violence event will be held. >>> president obama will be sworn in in adrift event tomorrow. the constitution requires the event to happen on the 20th, but since that starts on a sunday, an event will happen on monday so the americans can watch the ceremony. dc police swore in extra police yesterday. some will provide security for the event and others at the ball. >>> devante brown was invited to attend the events. he is a member of the national honor society and several other clubs. he tutors other students and soon, he will see the president take the oath of office. >> when i heard it would be on martin luther king jr. day, i thought that would be perfect and he is using king's bible. i thought that was really cool. >>> only a few republicans will attend president obama's inauguration. former republican vice presidential candidate has a part in the ceremony. >>> here's a look at the schedule of the events. vice president joe biden will be sworn in at 5:30 our time in washington dc and preside
look at the big board. dow jones currently up 41 points. stock market was closed for the martin luther king, junior holiday. currently, the s&p is up 4. the dow is up 41. the nasdaq is up just a fraction. >>> president obama's second inauguration ceremony has a little bit of controversy. it has to do with beyonce who sung the national anthem. according to one source, she lip-sinked. she reportedly was a no-show at the rehearsals and decided to perform a prerecorded track at the very last night. >>> arnold schwarzenegger stale he's still in love with maria shriver. he said despite their separation, they spent the christmas holiday together with their children. shriver filed to different serve -- divorce after 25 years of marriage after learning that schwarzenegger fathered a child with the housekeeper. >>> that's gonna do it for us this afternoon. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. be sure to join us tonight at 5:00. we are always here for you at ktvu.com and mobilektvu.com. until then, have a good day.
first inauguration. the ore belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. >> the greater hope is that the nation, particularly congress, derives inspiration from what my father and his ideals represented. >> president obama gets sworn in during a big ceremony on monday which is also martin luther king day this year. the real inaugural will be held on private on sunday, january 20th. ktvu will have live coverage of the inauguration on sunday. ken pritchett and tori campbell will be in the washington, d.c. >> finally open some time next month. the city's redevelopment agency is overseeing that project to convert a store front into a place where officers can do administrative work. the time table during today's board meeting. the police chief says police presence should help cut down on crime. >> whatever we can do to keep officers in the field. we don't want them to have to go back to the stations so what we'd like is once the officers leave the station the substation station is in the middle of the two. it keeps the officers in on or in the area. >> the space will be available
, by activism and blood and above all, from john adams to elizabeth stand ton to martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to a notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than a great republic worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inaugural is, faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with a statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half-built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half-finished dome symbolized a half-divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall go on. so despite the conflict which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 18
are going to be waved on monday, martin luther king, jr. day. it covers the national parks services 398 properties, parks to unanimous. rangers say winter is a beautiful time to visit and snow and ice may force chain restrictions. >>> it appears crops have survived the temperatures of the past week. temperatures climbed last night and they have been using wind machines and sprinklers to keep the temperatures above freezing. as a result they haven't seen much damage to their crops which is good news for them. >>> tomorrow is another day of unhealthy air quality. the fifth spare the air day this season. >> today we felt the bump in temperatures. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here now. >> today it is beautiful outside. warm. temperatures a few degrees warmer and it will continue to warm. over night lows last night warmer than they had been but still in the 20s in some places. over night lows today, cold. here is the jet stream pattern. storms go up and over this ridge. we are not going to see rain in the bay area forecast, not in the five-day forecast and not beyond that. it is a
is an addition for martin luther king day which takes place tomorrow. the president and first lady helped do repair work at a local school. >>> there were quite a few balls and events going on. we stopped by the inauguration bash and i dot to speak to nancy pelosi and john garamandi, to find out what they need to do to reese deuce bipartisanship. >> we will get one more, 50 new democrats and our message to them is to reach out to the republican colleague and try to find common ground. >> i hope we can pull this off. the country has to move beyond the artificial christ cease. >> reporter: also -- crises. >> reporter: there was a concert last night. alicia keys, bradley paisley and the cast of agree. >>> as i mentioned, the president will be worn in, in two hours at the white house by supreme court justice john roberts. coming up next hour, we will be hearing from barbara boxer and ellen corbett to find out what they would like to see next happen in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there comp
of the martin luther king, junior holiday next monday, there will be free admission at all national parks. the free day covers all of the national park services, 398 property the nationwide -- properties nationwide. at yosemite that's a savings of $20 per car. the rangers say winter is a beautiful time to come visit. >>> tributes are pouring in for conrad baine. >> the fact is, i adopted willis and arnold because they are great kids and i love then. >> he was best known for portraying mr. drumand, the father who adopted two african- american brothers. todd bridges says this is one of the most heartwrenching days of his life. the show was a family comedy that tack. ed social issues in its time. >>> "american idol" was in new york for the season 12 and the big apple delivered big voices ♪ when you're down in trouble and you need some love and care ♪ >> all right. 41 people survived the new york auditions and they will go now go -- they will go to hollywood. many others didn't make the cut but still provided a lot of entertainment for the judge the ♪ let me be the one -- >> i don't kno
have been dr. martin luther king, jr.'s 34th birthday and they will celebrate the birthday on monday. they will celebrate in his honor. he was assassinated several years ago when he was just 30 years old. >>> dave, pam, it is getting more crowded. we are pushing up on 7:00 and there is nothing unusual and the good news is we don't have any problems on the span. we are seeing traffic on 1010, 28 -- 101, 280 and 85 and things are looking good in the northbound direction. let's go to steve. >>> another cold, cold morning, a lot more 20s than we had yesterday and it will be mostly sunny and temperatures are cold even on the coast except for a few high clouds, it will be chilly inland and slightly warmer by the bay. >>> thank you steve, coming up on mornings on 2. they were first on the scene at the carquinez bridge, why investigators believe this was no accident. >>> also why the area's biggest airport may soon have a new name. stay right here with us.
are closed next monday, admission fees to national parks will be waved on martin luther king jr. day. the free day covers the national park services. 398 properties from parks to monuments. at yosemite, the fee waiver saves visitors $30 a car. park rangers say winter is a beautiful time to visit the park. >>> the miami heat against the warriors, sports is coming up next. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> joe is in for mark tonight and the warriors are still feeling the heat tonight. >> yeah, lots of anticipation about the miami hea
been dr. martin luther king's 84th birthday. the nation will formally celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader on monday. several service-day events are planned. he was assassination nateed -- assassinated at the age of 39. >>> tonight,'s megamillions drawing is estimated at $62 million. on friday, someone matched all five numbers, minus the meganumber, giving them a $250,000 payday. >> not bad. >> no. >>> bizarre story at 7:50. 18 human heads intercepted at an airport. why this may not be a case of foul play. >>> plus a funeral will be held today for reddit co-founder aaron swartz. >>> investigators have in chicago want to know if a shipment of 18 humane heads are legitimate. authorities say they were sent from outside the u.s. and they appear to be medical samples. but they've now been sent to the medical examiner for inspection. >>> 7:53. today, nurses at santa rosa hospital plan to strike for a second day. it's their third walkout in four months. the nurses are striking over staffing levels, wages and contributions to their health care plans. yesterday, nurses jo
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